New this month from Schiffer Publishing, Laminated Wood Art Made Easy: The Full Stripe Pattern will help you combine varieties of wood grains, textures and vibrant colors into attractive striped patterns on your projects. Author Stephen Carey presents the full stripe pattern in three “generations,” beginning with straight stripes and culminating in multi-contrast, kaleidoscopic designs. This 80-page book also overviews the basics of woodworking safety, jig design, essential tools and wood movement issues. Intended to be relatively simple and fun, these projects are suitable for woodworkers and home shop enthusiasts with moderate skills. ISBN13: 9780764347306; $19.99.